UPDATE: in July 2021, Getbol were recognised as UNESCO World Natural Heritage.
WWN has supported a call to include the Korean Tidal Flats, Getbol, inscribed a Natural World Heritage.
The Getbol is an important stopover site in the East-Asian Australasian Flyway for migratory birds. They support 127 bird species, of which 28 are IUCN Red List migratory species.
Members of the WWN Committee have previously supported the flyway and the World Heritage status of parts of it. For the flyway protections to succeed, this part of the flyway in the Republic of Korea must also be recognised.
The WWN committee put its name to this letter in June 2021.
Learn more about the Getbol, Korean tidal flat in this online photo book and this video, and in this article from the East Asian Australasian Flyway Partnership.
Photo credit: World Heritage Promotion Team of Korean Tidal Flat promotional video.